Phaser Lock Interactive’s Final Assault Season 2 of the VR Master League is set to conclude on December 15 with a prize pool of $2,000 and other sponsored prizes.
The 9-week season began on September 16 and eight top players from the worldwide standings will compete in a round-robin group stage on December 7 and 8. Semi-finals will take place on December 14 with finals on December 15.
Eight top players from the worldwide season standings will be split into two groups. Each player will compete in a round-robin format with other players in their respective group.
Each player in each group will be able to ban one map. Players will be ranked according to number of map wins.
Group A Competitors:
Group B Competitors:
Semi-finals and Finals
The top two players per group from the round-robin stage will advance to the semi-finals, which will be a single-elimination bracket.
Semi-finals matches will be a best-of-3 maps format.
A bronze match between the two losers of the semi-finals bracket will determine the third place winner in a best-of-3 maps format.
The final match will consist of a best-of-5 maps format between the two top players from the semi-finals bracket.
- December 7: Round-Robin Group A
- December 8: Round-Robin Group B
- December 14: Semi-Finals
- December 15: Bronze Match and Grand Final
Final Assault was designed by Phaser Lock Interactive from the ground up for virtual reality. The game combines elements of real-time strategy with a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) style. Players view the battlefield from a god-like perspective as they maneuver throughout the map in ground battles with tanks, jeeps, and artillery while their air divisions try to control the skies.
Phaser Lock partnered with Smilegate to feature Final Assault at the World Cyber Games VR Championship in Xi’an, China in July of this year. It was the first VR tournament in the history of the WCG, which began in 2000 and returned this year after a brief hiatus. The tournament was well-received by the international community and we would expect to see it featured at the 2020 World Cyber Games. This reporter suspects that VR gamers who are interested in RTS games would be wise to sign up for subsequent seasons of Final Assault VR Master League if they might want to be considered for a spot on the world stage of VR competition in 2020.
The VR Master League is a community-driven platform established by DaKinMan in early 2017 as a way for players to participate in decisions that involved them regarding tournaments that feature the most competitive games in the VR industry.
Where to Watch
You can watch the Final Assault tournament on the following Twitch channels:
The VR Master League joined forces with ProTube VR and VR Cover to provide some nice prizes for the winners of Final Assault Season 2. Both ProTubeVR and VR Cover provide sponsorship for most of the VR Master League games. Prizes for this tournament include:
- $1,000 USD
- ProTube merchandise / coupon
- VR Cover accessories
- VRML player-personalized t-shirt
2nd place: $500 US
3rd place: $300 USD
4th place: $200 USD
To find out more or become involved with the VR Master League or Final Assault communities, use the following links.
Final Assault can be played on all major VR headsets and is offered as a cross-platform multiplayer game. You can purchase the game through the following links:
In addition, the game is expected to be released very soon on the Playstation VR. Phaser Lock had announced in August that it would be coming to PSVR in Q4 2019 and in October they were taking applications for PSVR beta testers in the Final Assault Discord server. PSVR fans won’t have much longer to wait before they can play this game!